Lecturer in Postcolonial Studies
Queen Mary University of London School of English and Drama
United Kingdom

Lecturer in Postcolonial Studies (12 months) 

Department: School of English & Drama
Salary: £42,433 (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL24787
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 07-Apr-2021
Closing date: 06-May-2021


About the Role

The Department of English in the School of English and Drama in Queen Mary’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks to appoint a 12 months fixed term, full-time (1.0fte) Lecturer in Postcolonial Studies. We particularly welcome applicants with expertise in the following areas: Anglophone African literatures; Anglophone Caribbean literatures; literatures of the Black Atlantic. The successful applicant will be able to contribute to team teaching in postcolonial literary studies, to teach specialist modules where appropriate, and be able to demonstrate they have an innovative approach to the current state of postcolonial/world literatures. Modules to be taught may include: Postcolonial and Global Literatures; After Postcolonialism; James Baldwin and American Civil Rights.  

About You

The successful candidate will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in English, or a related field, and must have a growing research profile and substantial plans for future research. They will join a Department committed to an interdisciplinary and global approach to Anglophone literary studies, and with significant expertise in postcolonial and world literatures. Experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels in large and small group settings is an essential requirement.

About the Department

The Department of English at Queen Mary University of London is one of the country’s leading centres for innovation in the study of English, with a large and highly diverse student community and an international reputation for high-quality research and excellence in teaching. The Department was ranked fifth in the last national Research Excellence Framework (REF2014).

About Queen Mary

Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK’s leading research-focused universities and a member of the Russell Group, with an outstanding reputation in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Queen Mary aims to be the most inclusive university of its kind, anywhere.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum, a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is full time with an expected start date of 1 September 2021. The starting salary will be Academic and Education Grade 5 spinal point 35, £42,433 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Rachael Gilmour, Head of English, at r.h.gilmour@qmul.ac.uk

Details about the School of English and Drama can be found at www.sed.qmul.ac.uk

Details about the English Department can be found at www.english.qmul.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is Thursday 6 May 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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